ECHA has now published a document detailing the knowledge requirements of the so-called SCIP database. Companies placing a writing containing an SVHC above 0.1% on the EU market are required to submit information from January 5th, 2021 onwards. A primary version of the SCIP database is available one year before this date.
Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List during a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market need to submit information on these articles to ECHA, as from 5 January 2021. The SCIP database ensures that the knowledge on articles containing Candidate List substances is out there throughout the entire lifecycle of products and materials, including at the waste stage. The knowledge within the database is then made available to waste operators and consumers.
Three key information constituents need to be provided
In two sections there must be information on:
- article identification
- safe use information and
- identification, location, and concentration of the Candidate list substance(s) contained
The first section requires an outline of the article or complex object with seven out of 14 fields being mandatory. They include the categorization of the article or complex object supported a harmonized list furthermore because the safe use of data. However, the remark „no have to provide safe use information beyond the identification of the Candidate List substance” may be selected here.
In the second section, information on the so-called “concern element” must lean, i.e. the article within a fancy object containing the substance of concern above 0.1%. Out of the eight categories, five are mandatory. One piece of data that must be provided concerns the category of fabric or mixture containing the SVHC, with the aim of identifying relevant material-based waste streams.